Is this the new Gangnam Style? Internet Goes Crazy for ‘Pen-pineapple-apple-pen’

September 27, 2016 | Updated: 12:53 p.m., September 27, 2016

A video, which has now been watched more than 4 million times on YouTube, shows a Japanese man named Piko Taro dancing while describing how combinations of pens, apples and pineapples can form, eventually, a pen-pineapple-apple-pen. The video was posted on August 25th and is an internet hit.

So if you have a pen, and combine it with a pineapple, what do you have?

A pineapple pen obviously.

The video, which has now been watched more than 4 million times on YouTube, shows a Japanese man named Piko Taro dancing while describing how combinations of pens, apples and pineapples can form, eventually, a pen-pineapple-apple-pen.

It was posted over a month ago, on August 25th, but despite being only just over a minute long, it’s setting the internet on fire.

Young people in Japan have posted videos of themselves dancing in time to the song, while the hashtag #PPAP is trending on Twitter.

There’s even a heavy metal version.

Piko Taro is a character created by Japanese comedian and DJ Kosaka Daimaou, also known as Kazuhiko Kosaka.

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On September 23, Kosaka tweeted to his followers saying, “Let’s dance with Piko Taro!”

Maybe the first YouTube comment on the viral video, from user Murilo Leme, said it best.

“How I end up watching this??? (What) is wrong with society?”